SABC concludes Special Assignment
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s long-running investigative show Special Assignment will come to an end on August 2.
The pubcaster attributed the decision to end the show, which has been airing for 24 years, to a decline in viewership.
SABC group executive of news and current affairs Moshoeshoe Monare said: “For years, the show has become synonymous with investigative [reporting] and excellence in journalism. However, the show has lost its mojo and signature influence, with the consequential effects being loss of audience.
“The slot on SABC 3, where the show is broadcast, will be replaced in the interim with a shortened version of another news show, It’s Topical, while [we are] exploring the possibility of a new investigative show.”
Special Assignment has aired since August 1998. The programme has covered news events in South Africa and beyond, often disclosing criminal activities, atrocities and in-depth stories to the public.